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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 469A
Sabotage and threatening sabotage
469A Sabotage and threatening sabotage
(1) A person who wilfully and unlawfully destroys or damages a public facility
with intent to cause—
(a) major disruption to government functions; or
major disruption to the use of services by the public; or
(c) major economic
loss; is guilty of a crime.
Maximum penalty—25 years
(2) A person who threatens to commit sabotage is guilty of a
Maximum penalty—14 years imprisonment.
subsection (2) , a person threatens to commit sabotage if—
(a) the person
threatens to unlawfully destroy or damage a public facility; and
threat is made with the intention of inducing in someone else a belief that
the threat will be carried out; and
(c) if the threat were to be carried out,
the threatened destruction or damage would be likely to cause—
disruption to government functions; or
(ii) major disruption to the use of
services by the public; or
(iii) major economic loss.
(4) A person can not
be prosecuted for an offence against subsection (1) or (2) without a Crown
Law Officer’s consent.
(5) In this section—
"damage" , a public facility, includes disrupt the operation or use of the
"government entity" means—
(a) the State; or
(b) a State instrumentality,
agency, authority or entity; or
(c) a corporate entity established by an Act
or that is of a description of a corporate entity provided for by an Act that,
in either case, collects revenues or raises funds under the authority of an
(d) a government owned corporation; or
(e) another State, the
Commonwealth, a local government or a local government of another State; or
(f) another entity performing a government function.
"government functions" means functions of the State, another State, the
Commonwealth, a local government or a local government of another State.
"public facility" means any of the following, whether publicly or privately
(a) premises or another place occupied by a government entity;
public infrastructure facility, including—
(i) infrastructure for a water or
sewerage service; and
(ii) a facility for supplying energy or fuel to the
(iii) a facility for a telecommunication system; and
railways, equipment, vehicles and other infrastructure for public transport;
(v) other infrastructure for a community service;
(c) a public place.
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